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Core Set 2021 Mastery

Core Set 2021 Mastery

The contents of the Core Set 2021 Mastery system has been published, which will run from June 25 to September 17 (when Zendikar Rising is released). The rewards remain largely consistent, with the major change being the Draft Token being good for entry into Premier or Traditional Draft events. The Mastery Pass is also part of the Teferi Play Bundle in the preorder, which has been significantly upgraded from the Ikoria Lukka preorder.

Eldraine MasteryTheros MasteryIkoria MasteryCore Set 2021 Mastery
Duration121 days84 days71 days84 days
Mastery Pass levels110908090
Free levels92786072
Free packs46 + Renewal Rewards393036
Gold100004000 + Traditional Draft Token (worth 1500 gems)4000 + Ranked Draft Token (worth 750 gems)4000 + Premier or Traditional Draft Token (worth 1500 gems)

Core Set 2021 Mastery XP

  • Use the Mastery Calculator to predict what your final level will be.
  • There are a total of 90 levels available in Core Set 2021 Mastery with each level up requiring 1000 XP. Rewards end at level for players 72 without the Core Set 2021 Mastery Pass.
  • XP and Orbs from the previous Mastery are not transferred to this one, nor to the next Mastery.
  • Players earn Mastery XP via playing the game regularly for a daily total of slightly over 1000 XP and a total of 7250 XP per week:
    • 500 XP from Daily Quests per day
    • 3750 XP from 15 Weekly Wins per week (250 XP per win)
    • Up to 250 XP from 10 Daily Wins per day (25 XP per win)
    • Note: Weekly Wins and Daily Quests counter are reset (15 wins and 3 quests) upon arrival of the new Mastery.
  • Codes: To be announced. Use codes LevelUp for 2000 XP each if you have not used them from the previous season.
  • Events: To be announced.

Core Set 2021 Mastery Pass

When you purchase the Core Set 2021 Mastery Pass you can also earn the following, based on your Set Mastery Level.

Base Set Mastery

  • 36x Core Set 2021 booster packs
  • 5x Core Set 2021 Mastery Orbs

Set Mastery Pass


  • Ugin, the Spirit Dragon Avatar

Cards and Boosters

  • 20 booster packs (x5 ELD, x5 THB, x5 IKO, x5 M21)
  • 10 mythic rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
  • Level 91 and Beyond: Uncommon ICR (1:20 Upgrade Rate)


  • Best Friend Basic Sleeve
  • 15 common Card Styles
  • 10 uncommon Card Styles
  • 25 Mastery Orbs (each can be redeemed for card styles on the Core Set 2021 Mastery Tree)
  • 5 Dog-themed Pet Variants
  • Level 85 Ugin Exquisite Sleeve (Exquisite = Card Sleeve with VFX)

Gold and Gems

  • 4,000 Gold
  • 1,200 Gems


  • Player Draft Token (Can be redeemed for a Premier or Traditional Draft)

Core Set 2021 Mastery Reward Track

Below are the distribution of rewards you get for each Mastery level you progress. All players have access to the standard Mastery rewards on the second column up to level 72. The Mastery Pass must be purchased to get rewards from the second column and they can be earned retroactively.

All players receive the following, based on their Set Mastery Level: 

  • Up to 36 Core Set 2021 booster packs
  • Up to 5 Core Set 2021 Mastery Orbs (each can be redeemed for card styles on the Core Set 2021 Mastery Tree)

The distribution of the Core Set 2021 Mastery is yet to be published.

Core Set 2021 Mastery Tree

The details of the card styles from the Core Set 2021 Mastery Tree is yet to be published.

Mastery System FAQ


What is the Mastery System?

The Mastery System is a way for players to earn experience and unlock rewards by playingMagic: The Gathering Arena.

What’s the difference between “Account Mastery” and “Set Mastery”?

Set Mastery is a system specific to each new Standard set on Magic: The Gathering Arena. Players earn XP through play, and as they level up will receive rewards based on their current level. Account Mastery was a previously part of the new player experience as a way for players to unlock all 15 starter decks, as well as various upgrades and cosmetics. This systemw as replaced in March 2020 with Color Challenges.

Does the Mastery System cost anything?

All players receive access to the base Set Mastery at no additional cost. Players can unlock Set Mastery rewards by purchasing a Mastery Pass.

Does the Mastery System ever reset?

Your Set Mastery level and rewards will reset with the release of every new Standard set on MTG Arena.


How long is each Set Mastery available?

Set Masteries are available for the most recent Standard set, starting on the day the set is released and ending when the next set is released.

How do I earn rewards?

By play! Every time you complete a quest, or earn one of your weekly wins in a support format (up to 15 each week), you’ll receive experience points towards your current Mastery level. Additional XP may be available through special events or promotional items (such as codes). As you level up, you’ll receive rewards based on your current level.

What rewards can I earn?

All players can earn booster packs and a limited number of Mastery Orbs to unlock certain card styles. Additional rewards are available for players who have purchased a Mastery Pass.

What happens when a new set is released on MTG Arena?

When a new set is released on MTG Arena, a new Set Mastery reward track becomes available and your Set Mastery level is reset to 1.

Can I complete older Set Masteries?

There is currently no plans to allow players to complete Set Masteries for older sets. While you will keep any rewards you may have received from the previous Set Mastery, you will not be able to unlock any remaining rewards once the Set Mastery is no longer available.


What is the “Mastery Pass”? How is different than the Mastery System?

While all players have access to the base Mastery System, the Mastery Pass is an optional way for players to earn additional rewards through Set Mastery.

How much does the Mastery Pass cost?

The Mastery Pass can be purchased for 3,400 gems. Players can earn gems through rewards in certain events, or by purchasing them directly from the store.

What do I receive when I purchase the Ikoria Mastery Pass?

All players who purchase the Ikoria Mastery Pass will automatically receive the Regal Cub pet, as well as the Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast Avatar and Greatshark Basic Sleeve. Additionally, you will receive all the Mastery Pass rewards based on your current level, including any rewards from earlier levels you have not received.

If I purchased the Ikoria Mastery Pass, what happens when a new Set Mastery is released?

Each Mastery Pass is tied to a specific Set Mastery. Once a new Set Mastery is released, the older set (and its corresponding Mastery Pass) will no longer be available.

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